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What Can You Do To Motivate A Troubled Adolescent
As an adolescent, i binge-drank 2 times, after my high school graduation. I am worried now, that I have damaged my brain. Is it possible?
Binge drinking: Depends but you can't change it so be careful in the future and drink responsibly ...Read more
Highs and Lows: An adolescent living in a mental health facility usually experiences a wide variety of emotions. Often they are placed in a facility against their will and can experience anger, frustration, and even fear. They may feel abandoned by their family and friends. They may struggle forming new relationships. Gradually as they learn to fit in they will join the program instead of fighting against it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Depends: Some are comprehensive including class, intensive therapy, specialized activities depending upon treatment. Programs range in length depending upon the severity of the issue. Here are two helpful resources: partnership for a drug free america http://www.Drugfree.Org/ time to get help http://timetogethelp.Drugfree.Org/ also learn more aboutt codependency via alanon http://www.Al-anon.Alateen.Org/. ...Read more
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Tough call: This is a tough question. You should check this website for more information: http://www.texasoncology.com/types-of-cancer/leukemia/childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia/childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-refractory/ ...Read more
Follow Dr. Rankin's : Advice; check for tourette syndrome & ask his behavioral therapist or school psychologist to do a functional behavioral assessment & help you devise a "token economy system" for using only nice words. Calmly explain the words that are " not okay." set a period of time to monitor his utterances, after explaining a rule; e.g., that he earns tv/computer time only by using nice words. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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